The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) honored two Minnesota 4-H projects for their contributions and service to communities. These projects, driven by youth across Minnesota, truly make a big difference and respond to real community needs in the state.
Sixteen years ago, Wendy Wustenberg’s daughter, Lauren, and her mother, the late Ruth Wiberg, created a University of Minnesota Extension 4-H project using wool from rare Leicester Longwool sheep the family raises at Windswept Hill Farm, in Farmington, Minn. The first round of wool angels were Lauren’s 4-H demonstration project for the Dakota County Fair when she was 10 years old.
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has been a faithful supporter of University of Minnesota Extension education for more than 25 years. In 2018, they helped Extension re-envision 4-H Agronomy, Crops, & Soils with the goal of building Minnesota's next generation of agri-scientists.